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I have a 1965 mustang that has been in storage since 1995. When I put it away, it had P225/60R14's on it. I have recently begun to dust it off and turn it back into an everyday driver and realized that for the most part manufactures have stopped making this size tire. I am hoping someone can give me advise on a similar common size that could be substituted for what is on the car now. The car has been slightly lowered so the tires can't extend outside the wheel wells or I will get occasional tire rub. Thanks!
 

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A lot of places recomend a 205/70-14 tire but you could go with a 215/70 or 215/60 if you wanted something closer to what you have. I have 205/70 up front and they are made by Cooper i think. the tire says Sigma Shadow on the side.
 

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The original tire size was 6.95-14; look in a museum for those or I think Coker still sells them if you want bias ply. A similar size modern radial would be a 195-75/14 not the 185-75/14 that some wrongly claim. The 185s are smaller in diameter than original. The 195s would be about 25.5" in diameter and similar to the 6.95-14s.

The 225/60s you have are about 2" wider than original and also a bit smaller in diameter: 225 x 0.6 / 25.4 = 5.35". Diameter = 14 + 2 x 5.35 = 24.6".

Use a similar forumla to find the size you want in the width you want which comes close to what the car had originally. A 205/70 is about 25.3" in diameter and close to original if that width is what you want.
 

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When I got my car I wanted to get as close to the original tyre diameter as possible so that the gear ratio & speedo would be correct. There were no 14'' radial tyres that size. I had to go to 15'' rims to get what I was after.
 
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